ERIC Number: ED315066
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Jan
Preserving Today's Records for Tomorrow's Use: A Mandate for Action.
Oklahoma Historical Records Advisory Board, Oklahoma City.
This report presents the findings of a year-long investigation of historical records conditions and needs conducted by the Oklahoma Historical Advisory Board (OHRAB), a 12-member board appointed by the Governor to provide leadership and planning for the protection and use of the state's documentary heritage. Viewing the Oklahoma project as one component in a continuing cooperative process to ensure the preservation and accessibility of Oklahoma's historical records of enduring value, OHRAB designed the study to define issues, concerns, and specific problems in four general areas of historical documentation: state government records; local government records; nongovernmental records located in manuscript repositories, museums, libraries, and historical societies; and issues of statewide interest such as preservation, education, training, advisory and assistance services, and program coordination. The study identifies long and short term programs and services to address the recognized needs: specific actions required to implement these programs and services; and responsible parties among Oklahoma organizations and institutions for initiating these actions. Lengthy questionnaires were used to gain general information on conditions and needs from documentary resource custodians for each of the first three study areas. Task forces evaluated the questionnaire responses and six public meetings were held to hear the concerns and ideas of citizens, records custodians, and government officials. The survey questionnaires, the task force/study committee reports, a functional chart of the Oklahoma Department of Libraries, and various additional study reports are appended. (EW)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Historical Publications and Records Commission, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Oklahoma Historical Records Advisory Board, Oklahoma City.
Identifiers - Location: Oklahoma